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Jan 31, 2013 5:30pm PST
you very much. iran will be one of the biggest challenges for chuck hagel if he is confirmed as the new secretary of defense. hagel had a rough day today at his senate confirmation hearing. the former republican senator's past statements about iran israel, and iraq drew hostile questions, and here's wyatt andrews. >> reporter: republicans charge that, in his 12 years as a senator, chuck hagel was too soft on iran and not supportive of israel. hagel was forced to retract one 2006 comment when he said "the jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people up here," meaning congress, a statement that drew questions from senator lindsey graham. >> give me an example of where we've been intimidated by the israeli jewish lobby to do something dumb. regarding the middle east israel, or anywhere else. >> well, i can't give you an example. >> thank you. >> reporter: hagel still rejected the notion he was ever anti-israel. >> we have a special relationship with israel. we always have had. so i never voted in... against israel ever in the 12 years i was in the senate. >> reporter: but the most p
Feb 14, 2013 5:30pm PST
weeks unless the president and congress find another way. president obama's nomination of chuck hagel to be secretary of defense has been blocked in the senate tonight. in a rare move, republicans are filibustering to prevent a vote on hagel. congressional correspondent nancy cordes is following all of this. nancy. >> reporter: scott, hagel's nomination is not dead, but this does mean the democrats cannot move forward with a vote to confirm him right now. they can try again after that week-long recess that wyatt just mentioned, and republicans have signaled that they might step out of the way then, but there's no guarantee. >> pelley: cabinet nominations have only been stopped with filibusters three times in our history. why did the republicans take this step? >> reporter: well, some of them feel that this vote is being rushed, that they still have questions about hagel's suitability to be secretary of defense, while others think blocking this vote is their best leverage to try to get more information out of the white house about the benghazi attacks last september. democrats call it
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